Colorado Chow

(including Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

La Estrella Taco Truck: Colorado and Highland View

As the commentor pointed out on my post about the La Estrella Taco Truck on York, La Estrella has established a presence on Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock. Their blue Taco Truck is parked on the corner of Colorado and Highland View in a gas station lot.

I've been stopping by for late night tacos many-a-times since finding about this taco truck!

La Estrella Taco Truck
Colorado and Highland View, Eagle Rock
Hours unknown

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Little Flower Candy Company
1422 Colorado Blvd

In the former Bees Knees Bakery location, on the stretch of Colorado Blvd that connects Eagle Rock to Pasadena, the Little Flower Candy Company has finally found a retail location.

I've been seeing the Little Flower Candy marshmallows in different locations over the years.

While I'm not a huge fan of marshmallow in general, I was intrigued by these and have sampled them before. For me personally, I can only eat half of one piece but from all the marshmallows I've tasted in my lifetime, these are among the best. I can see why Christine (the candy maker) has a following. It's lucky for Eagle Rock that she was able to find a space close by.

Compared to the former Bees Knees, the new space design is more open and friendly to customers. And, being lame person that I am, I finally discovered that there is a parking lot in the back of the building!

They also have these chocolate bead/pearl/caviar thingies that are basically chocalate covered biscuit balls. A bead-shaped Pocky-like thing, if you will. Ask for a sample - they're great and just imagine them on ice cream or maybe you are more into Pinkberry.

Before walking in initially, I was just expecting assortments of candies but they are doing some excellent pastries, croissants, scones, muffins, and they have good coffee. Perfect spot to stop by if you are jogging/walking/biking in the area.

They also do lunch too! They have soup, salads, and sandwiches. The pic is their rare roast beef sandwich.

I overheard Christine say that in the summer, she's thinking to have a deck in the rear of the space for a patio. That would be excellent!! I know I'll be coming by for sure. And oh.. from my understanding, there is wifi as well. I think I may have found my 2008 summer hangout....

Little Flower Candy Company
1422 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA 91105
(626) 304-4800
Mon-Sat: 7AM - 5PM; Sun: 8AM - 3PM

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to everyone who has the ill fate to drop into this blog.

I haven't slowed down - I'm still plowing my way up and down Colorado Blvd. and vicinity. I'm also happy that Eagle Rock is getting more and more exciting by the day. Even LA Magazine (Jan 2008 issue) is offering ten reasons why Eagle Rock rocks!

Wishing everyone excellent chow for 2008!